UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How would you interpret this image?

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This is one of the images from Barrier Canyon, Utah sent to us from Spanish UFO researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca.

We addressed other Canyon images in the previous post. We thought we’d conjecture with this particular image by asking how you might interpret its meaning.

An Ancient Astronaut aficionado might see a shaman (the figure on the left) with the antler-like horns being “coached” by an extraterrestrial (the figure on the right) with antennae on a helmet.

That an extraterrestrial visitor would have or need antennae like that used by Earthians doesn’t trouble AA advocates,

But an ET alien incorporating a device that is very likely unique to Earth and the evolution of how broadcast signals are sent and received on Earth, from human invention, is a SciFi  induced anthropomorphism.

However, the imaged Shaman has hands with digits. The other (alien) figure has no hands or very small, undefined hands, which has been mentioned by UFO witnesses who’ve allegedly seen bodies or creatures associated with flying saucers or UFOs.

The alien image also has a small box on its helmeted head, and an elongated amulet (held by a chain) or a vertical marking on its chest.

There is also indication of genitalia for the alien being.

There is a star, prominently placed above the heads of the two figures.

The Shaman’s horns are typical of other drawings of Shamans or primitive chiefs.

The alien beings “horns” (or antennae) are straight, unbent. No animal horns are so straight or unbent.

Then there is that box or square, with a marking or cut in its middle-topside.

What does it represent?

Anyway, what’s your anthropological or AA take on this imagery?



  • I did not get far in rummaging through the boxes in the garage. However,one good turn deserves another in recommending books. I suppose its better to read it than this comment. I honestly think you would find it very intriguing.


    To me it looks very like a ceremonial pose and many of these were connected with celestial events and or the cycled appearances of stars, etc. Observatories of prehistory are found in our own Southwest but little is known about the precursors in the territories of the Navajo tribe. This was one of the themes of Hamlet's Mill, why and how did astronomical observations get "encoded" into myths? Our ancestors were more observant of the sky than we. Beyond the superimposition of extraterrestrials into ancient man's mind, I see no evidence for them and there is more evidence for the other side of the coin we can confirm to a greater extent. However, there is a related topic in Fortean literature that is intriguing..more dimensional..what of the strange artifacts found in igneous rocks? The geode with the "spark plug" in it comes to mind.. They have no explanation. This to me strikes me as better hard evidence for your speculations than line drawings.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, September 19, 2012  

  • Bruce:

    My quirky speculations don't matter.

    It's your speculations (and others) that I seek.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, September 19, 2012  

  • Hey, I've seen this drawing image many times and my interpretation, unlike the AA types, has some basis in reality. Haven't you ever been to nursery school where the 3 year olds draw "mommy" and "daddy"? Clearly (well maybe not so clearly) it's mommy and daddy outside and they may be getting ready to party since they have their party hats on. The "box" between them? Who knows, perhaps they are into recycling. RR, this entire exercise is really absurd. You must be kidding, right?

    By Blogger Dominick, at Wednesday, September 19, 2012  

  • Dominick...

    I never kid.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, September 19, 2012  

  • The figure on the right looks to me like a shaman "in progress," i.e. the shaman's student. He's almost the same but his horns are yet short and simple, still growing, and his (magical?) fingers haven't developed yet, or is not yet allowed to use them as a shaman. The genitalia indicates that the boy is now a young man, maybe close or at the age for his initiation. The star is a star, or the sun, but the box imo is a plane, a place, a primitive map. The cut probably marks a direction. Also may indicate time - when the star is at certain position. I'm not American and know nothing about this culture, so my assumptions are based only on associations.

    By Blogger Iza, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • Iza:

    Your "exegesis" makes sense.

    It's a good analysis, and allows for a non-ET explanation.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • The entire ancient astronaut myth can be attributed to dumb asses giving their worthless assessments of artifacts they don't understand. This exercise leads nowhere unless you consult with someone knowledgeable about the particular culture and cognizant of the full breadth of that culture's output.



    By Blogger Lance, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • Now, now, Lance...

    AA advocates are just having fun.

    They really don't believe all their hooey, do they?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • Hello Rich,

    It looks like (for me and my modest "knowledge" concerning carve "paintings" and regard): An Initiation's Ceremony/Ritual.
    Introducing for different possible purposes I ignore: Leadership? Shamanism? Mariage? To celebrate becoming a "Man", a "Warrior", an "Hunter"? Etc.

    Anyway a social ceremonial.

    So, far, far away any the so-called "ufological" speculations regarding the ancient "arts".



    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • A nice, cursory examination, Gilles.



    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • The right hand figure does have very odd placement of its eyes, but as the artist was clearly no prehistoric picasso its probably just a picture of a happy couple moving house (hense the box). The star is an indication they are packing at night because theve had a busy day with all that hunting-gathering, and i suspect the dude on the right has dropped his tennis ball?

    By Blogger steph, at Sunday, September 23, 2012  

  • Hahahahaha.....

    Steph, I think you've got it.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, September 23, 2012  

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